BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer is one of the most common and worrying health problems in women around the world. This study was aimed to determine the mean age and survival rate of women with breast cancer in Iran.
METHODS: This systematic review and meta-analysis was based on searching in iranian databases as SID, Magiran, Irandoc, Noormag, IranMedex and Medlib and international databases as Ebsco, Cochrane, CEBM, Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Sciences, Jama, were published 1990-2016. Researched keywords were, breast cancer, age, survival rate, Iran and compound of them. The obtained documents analyzed based on appropriate checklist through a random effects model by using Review Manager Software ver: 5.3.5.
FINDINGS: In 52 studies, 332991 samples were tested. Average of 5-years survival rate, and mean age of women with breast cancer estimated 68.84% in total (CI 95%: 64.9-72.72) and 48.59 years (CI 95%: 50.72-46.47). Lowest and the highest average of 5-years survival rate of them were calculated in northern of Iran 60.65%(CI 95%: 53.58-67.72) and in Tehran with 73.99%(CI 95%: 64.76-83.22), respectively. Lowest and highest average age of patients were calculated in North, 45.46(CI 95%: 35.10-55.83) years and in West with 49.83(CI 95%: 32.71-66.95) years.
CONCLUSION: Survival rate and mean age are tow essential variables in treatment management of breast cancer. These tow essential variables in north of Iran, were the lowest. Therefore, consider these factors and screening exam for early diagnosis are recommended.